Welcome to ASTUTE

Embedding Advanced Technologies into Welsh Manufacturing

Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies (ASTUTE) aims to enable the manufacturing industry in West Wales and the Valleys to grow by adopting more advanced technologies, and at the same time improve its sustainability by reducing its environmental impact etc.

This will be achieved by a Partnership of Universities throughout Wales that will harness the engineering, science and business expertise within them to improve the economic prosperity of the Convergence Region. ASTUTE has been part-funded by the EU’s Convergence European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.

The £27million project targets the aerospace and automotive sectors, as well as other high technology manufacturing companies to create sustainable, higher value goods and services and bring them to a global market. The project is led by Swansea University, in collaboration with the Universities of Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Cardiff Metropolitan, Glyndŵr, Swansea, University of Wales Trinity St David, and the University of South Wales.

Since the start of the project in May 2010, ASTUTE has already worked successfully with a number of Welsh companies in different sectors. Dr Andy Hilton from Calon Cardio said:

The collaboration between Calon and ASTUTE resulted in a significant reduction in the time taken to evaluate potential designs. This accelerated evaluation cycle will help to place Calon’s technology, specifically in terms of blood handling, amongst the current market leaders.”

If you are a manufacturing enterprise (self-employed, SME or non-SME) in West Wales and the Valleys, please contact us for further information.

If you would like to know more about ASTUTE, please read our new e-brochure!

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What's Happening

  1. 18.Jul.2014

    Case Studies

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  2. 17.Jul.2014

    Unique EU-funded Project Driving Research and Innovation Success

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  3. 16.Jul.2014

    ASTUTE and C-FEC Collaboration on Wind Turbines

    We have a series of exciting new videos being produced which showcase the collaboration of ASTUTE and Industry. The first in the series is now live for viewing.

  4. 19.Jun.2014

    SDM2014: Cardiff Conference Showcases Sustainable Manufacturing Research

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  5. 13.Jun.2014

    Micro Enterprises and Emerging Technologies Lab (MEET Lab)

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